Need OLAP on Hadoop? Here’s two solutions

Canadian organizations are increasingly looking at the open source Hadoop platform for processing large data sets across clusters of commodity servers. For analyzing big data with no pressing time demands for results it

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle releases MySQL Fabric web database utility

As the cloud and Big Data continue to take over enterprise computing, the challenges to database management are keeping pace. In particular, administrators are expected to deliver high levels of database availability and

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

New version of SQL Server has expanded in-memory capabilities

The latest version of Micrsosoft's flagship database has in-memory capabilities across all data workloads. SQL Server 2014, released Tuesday, delivers "breakthrough performance for applications in throughput and latency," Quentin Clark president of the

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why you need visual analytics

If you’re struggling to make sense of the flood of data streaming into your organization, improving data management processes and applying visual analytics software are the solution to squeezing business value from it.

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Yogi Schulz

ERwin modeling tools get new owner

Embarcadero Technologies, which makes application and database development tools, is buying another solution to its arsenal. San Francisco-based Embarcadero is buying CA Technologies'  ERwinData Modeling software, which will also give it more channel

Published on: March 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Graph analytics: A primer

One of the advantages of social media is it gives organizations a way to get messages out to customers and receive communications back. But social also allows enterprises to figure out connections between

Published on: March 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The truth is, we don’t know if there’s a single version of it

There are any number of clichés around the word “truth.” The truth hurts, to tell the truth, truth in advertising, truth is stranger than fiction. In IT, there’s one big one: The single

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

How context can improve business intelligence

Big Data has become a focus of a lot of IT discussions in the past two years for a lot of logical reasons: Thanks to virtualization and Hadoop we're able to store more

Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

FINTRAC collecting more data on Canadians than needed

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the department responsible for monitoring bank accounts across the country for counter terrorist funding and anti-fraud purposes, is collecting more personal information on

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano